Workplace Harassment Investigations
Employers are often criticized for their failure to conduct proper workplace investigations. The problem isn’t that the employer hasn’t investigated; but that the investigation was flawed, inadequate or biased. Workplace investigations are a mandatory in cases of alleged workplace violence and harassment. Done well, a workplace investigation can save the organization money and resources, as well as, ensuring the health and safety of employees.
"I want to thank you for your comprehensive report. Your findings and
associated recommendations are relevant and specific. I particularly
appreciate the fact that you were able to respond so quickly to our
situation, gaining the trust of the employees, as well as, their manager”-
Unitel Canada Communications Inc.
Investigations are neither casual or arbitrary. They require a skilled investigator with the personal attributes to quickly engage the parties, methodically collect and assess information resulting in a well formulated opinion. Each of these steps are important and interconnected.
“It can be said that the success of many of the sessions are in fact due
to Glenn’s contribution and genuine concern...Participants have
commented time and time again on the dynamic style and the way all
information is presented and how Glenn builds a very positive rapport
with all participants "- Training & Development Canada, Public Service Commission of
French has over 40 years of clinical experience with advanced training in workplace investigations including report writing and oral presentations. He has been called upon by organizations throughout Canada to conduct investigations into alleged cases of sexual harassment, personal harassment, violent threats and the abuse of power.
Mr. French’s interviewing skill is amplified by his knowledge of Canadian legislation and his extensive experience in drafting violence and harassment prevention policies across jurisdictions. He is intimately familiar with the legal requirements of acceptable investigations and is often called upon to consult legal teams.
“Thank you for freeing yourself to facilitate the two-day symposium at
the Ontario Fire College. It was quite a fruitful two days in the end. We
did accomplish more than I thought possible. Your objective view helped
crystallize some of our thoughts.” - Office of the Fire Marshal, Ministry of the
“I wish to extend our sincere appreciation for the excellent presentation you delivered to our annual meeting. The reaction of the participants has been extremely positive, who like me, were most impressed with your analysis of the challenges confronting both employees and employers alike. In an age of falling expectations it is very reassuring to have someone of your stature not only to deliver what was requested, but exceed our expectations.”
Peel Employee Assistance Council
“On behalf of our ScotiaHealth staff, I would like to extend my thanks to you for the seminars on “Working with Difficult People”. Staff have indicated in their feedback that they found the material to be particularly focused and useful. You brought to us your expertise, practical knowledge of behaviour and wonderful sense of humour. We look forward to working with you on a continuing basis."
“Glenn brought to the employee sessions a unique combination of theory and skill-building. The popularity of these sessions among employees attests to the success of his warm, humorous and caring approach. He did thorough preparation for these sessions, followed up with participants and worked very effectively with a population who has experienced a massive down-sizing within a relatively short period of time.”
“Glenn presented an informative, lively and humorous session which resulted in high participant satisfaction. He provided valuable material and insight through his presentation 'The Myth of Job Security'. The high rating from evaluations received reflect a successful outcome for this committee and conference.”